ASPECT - Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution from ship observations collected between 1980 - 2004
Entry ID: ASPECT

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Summary
Abstract: Ship observations, collected over the period 1980 - 2004, will be used to determine the regional and seasonal variability of the Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution. The thickness of Antarctic sea ice is not well understood, and cannot be determined from remote sensing, yet it plays an integral role in the climate system and is climatically sensitive. This project aims to establish a baseline of sea ice thickness using data compiled from many different countries, which is required by scientists across many disciplines.

This is a parent record for the project. For details on individual cruises, see the child records.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2669 - ASAC_2699.

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Download point for sea ice software


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: ASPECT website


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Public information for ASAC project 2669


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Readme file containing instructions on how to use the log files and software.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -80.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Project
ASPECT >Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate    [Information]


Quality
See the child records for further details.


Access Constraints
See the child records for further details.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.


Keywords
AIR TEMPERATURE
CLOUD
COMMENTS
DATE
FILM COUNTER
FRAME COUNTER FOR FILM
LATITUDE
LONGITUDE
OPEN WATER
RECORD
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
SEA ICE FLOE SIZE
SEA ICE SNOW COVER
SEA ICE THICKNESS
SEA ICE TOPOGRAPHY
SEA ICE TYPE
SEA TEMPERATURE
SNOW THICKNESS
SNOW TYPE
TIME
TRACK
VIDEO RECORDER COUNTER
VISIBILITY CODE
WEATHER CODE
WIND DIRECTION
WIND VELOCITY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Fees: free


Personnel
ANTHONY PETER WORBY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 5414
Email: tony.worby at csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Castray Esplanade
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Publications/References
Brandt R.E., Warren S.G., Worby A.P., Grenfell T.C. (2005), Surface albedo of the Antarctic sea ice zone., Journal of Climate, 17, 18, 3606-3622

Timmermann R., Worby A., Goosse H., Fichefet T. (2004), Utilizing the ASPeCt sea ice thickness data set to evaluate a global coupled sea ice ocean model., Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C07017, doi:doi:10.1029/2003JC002242

Timmermann R., Worby A., Goosse H., Fichefet T. (2004), Using a coupled sea ice-ocean model to evaluate the ASPeCt sea ice thickness dataset., CAR Open Science Conference Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the Global Systems Bremen, Germany

deLiberty T., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Worby A., Ackley S.F. (2006), Sea-ice thickness for the Southern Ocean derived from ice charts., SCAR Open Science Conference, Hobart, 0310/330

Worby A.P., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Ackley S.F., De Liberty T. (2006), The Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program., SCAR Open Science Conference, Hobart, 0176/330, Poster

Worby A., Geiger C., van Woert M., DeLiberty T., Acley S. (2005), Regional and Seasonal Variability in Antarctic sea ice thickness., First CliC International Science Conference, 300, Beijing

Worby A., Geiger C., Paget M., van Woert M., Ackley S., DeLiberty T. (2006), The ASPeCt data set recent analysis and applications., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 15

DeLiberty T., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Worby A., Ackley S. (2006), An evaluation of sea ice thickness as estimated from ice charts for the southern ocean., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 20, Hobart

Paget M., Worby T. (2006), The aspect sea ice observations archive: quality control, processing and management., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 49, Hobart

Ackley S., Worby A. (2006), Antarctic sea ice processes and climate program. The International Polar Year., Ice and Climate News, 7, 12

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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